RAND Conference Agenda

Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging

July 14-16, 2000

Santa Monica, California

Friday, July 14, 2000

8:00AM-8:30 AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AT RAND

8:30AM-9:00AM

OPENING REMARKS AND INTRODUCTIONS
  SESSION I: PATHWAYS TO HEALTH
Session Chair: Stan Panis, RAND

9:00AM-10:15 AM

RESILIENCE AND PATHWAYS TO HEALTH: INTEGRATING NUMBERS, NARRATIVES, AND NEUROBIOLOGY
Burt Singer, PhD.

Princeton University

10:15AM-10:45AM

BREAK

10:45AM-12:00PM

HOW PRODUCTIVE IS HEALTH CARE? EVIDENCE FROM THE MEDICARE PROGRAM
Jonathan Skinner, PhD.

Dartmouth
Paper

12:00-1:15PM

LUNCH (Patio 6)

1:15PM-2:30PM

SESSION II: BREAK-OUT GROUPS/PARTICIPANT PRESENTATIONS

2:30PM-2:45AM

BREAK
  SESSION III: DISABILITY, WORK, AND AGING
Session Chair: Bob Reville, RAND

2:45PM-4:00PM

HOW POLICY VARIABLES INFLUENCE THE TIMING OF SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE APPLICATIONS
Richard Burkhauser, PhD.

Cornell University
Paper Tables and Appendices

4:00PM-4:15PM

BREAK

4:15PM-5:30PM

WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND OLDER WORKERS
John Burton, PhD.

Rutgers University

6:15PM

LEAVE FROM RAND FOR COCKTAILS AND DINNER AT MONSOON

Saturday, July 15, 2000

8:30AM-9:00 AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AT RAND
  SESSION IV: GENETICS AND DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH
Session Chair: Steven Haider, RAND

9:00AM-10:15 AM

THE POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION OF GENETIC INFORMATION FOR DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH
Doug Ewbank, PhD.

University of Pennsylvania
Paper

10:15AM-10:45AM

BREAK

10:45AM-12:00PM

GENETICS, DISEASE AND AGING: IT'S A LONG AND WINDING ROAD
Jennifer Harris, PhD.

The National Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway

12:00-1:00PM

LUNCH (Patio 6)
  SESSION V: INEQUALITIES IN MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY
Session Chair: Megan Beckett, RAND

1:00PM-2:15PM

RACE/ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN THE BURDEN OF CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS
Mark Hayward, PhD.

Pennsylvania State University

2:15PM-2:45PM

BREAK

2:45PM-4:00PM

SES AND MORTALITY
Michael Hurd, PhD.

RAND

5:00PM

LEAVE FROM RAND FOR (OPTIONAL) AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

Sunday, July 16, 2000

8:30AM-9:00 AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AT RAND
  SESSION VI: LONG-TERM CARE
Session Chair: Sue Hosek, RAND

9:00AM-10:15 AM

ECONOMIC ISSUES IN LONG-TERM CARE
Edward Norton, PhD.

University of North Carolina

10:15AM-10:45AM

BREAK

10:45AM-12:00PM

FEATURES OF THE CONTINUOUSLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT OF LTC: DEMAND, AVAILABILITY, RECRUITMENT, AND RETENTION OF THE DIRECT CARE, LTC WORKFORCE
Joel Leon, PhD.

Philadelphia Geriatric Center's Polisher Research Institute

12:00-12:45PM

CLOSING REMARKS AND LUNCH (Patio 6)